Short term placements

Short term placements in Australia, Nepal and the UK.

Our short term placements for 4 weeks or longer are perfect for students who want to gain worthwhile work experience in their summer holiday or gap year.

Your short term placement

For people wanting a meaningful work and cultural experience in a short time. 

Do you have a summer holiday or gap year coming up and want to add some professional work experience to your CV?

We have three fantastic options for you:

  • Australia – experience the Ozzie lifestyle while gaining international experience work down under.
  • Nepal – work at a management consulting company in Kathmandu to gain experience in a developing country, surrounded by the stunning Himalayan mountains.
  • UK – ideal for international university students wanting to stay in the UK for their summer holiday, or gap year students wanting to gain a deeper understanding of the work culture in a vibrant British city.

Find out more by selecting one of the pages below.

Placement Year International - Medical electives in Nepal
Placement Year International - Medical electives in Nepal

The package

Our comprehensive package includes your work placement with one of our partner host companies, accommodation, orientation and continual support throughout your placement.

Choose placements in Accounting, Business administration, Business development, Events, Finance, Hospitality, IT, Marketing, Public relations and communications, and Sales.

You’ll have a job description before starting work, a nominated work supervisor to guide and support you, and our friendly staff on hand to answer any questions you have.

Use your summer holiday or gap year to get a better understanding of what it’s really like to work and live as a local person in Australia, Nepal or the UK.

Anyone can go travelling but we can help you stand out by gaining valuable hands-on work experience at the same time!

Select a destination below to find out more. 

Short term placement destinations

How do I apply?

It's easy and quick!

Complete our short application form including uploading your CV and Cover Letter. Please clearly state in your Cover Letter which destination and type of placement you are interested in.

Got more questions? Send us a message!

How do I apply?

It's easy and quick!

Send your CV and Cover Letter to us using our inquiry form.

Please clearly state in your Cover Letter which destination and type of placement you are interested in.

Got more questions? Send us a message!

Working in partnership with universities, prestigious global hotel brands and many other businesses.

"I thank you for your support. It really was a great experience."

Fabien Shaikh, Nottingham Trent University
Nepal Business, Jan 2022

"Did a great job at finding me a placement in my chosen country and in my chosen field - especially given the difficulties of Covid and restricted travel."

Harry Moore, Loughborough University

"I always wanted to work in the UK as it has a rich culture. I have expanded my global connections. You were very helpful and informative."

Charmian Chang, University of Surrey

"I improved my communication, confidence, team work skills. Placement Year International is highly professional and organised. The communication and assistance was great, even after everything was sorted out with contracts!"

Feruza Shakir, University of Huddersfield

"Your service and that of your staff has been phenomenal!"

Geoffrey Frey, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam

"I am working as sales and marketing Intern. Placement Year International could not make it any simpler. I am actively referring my friends."

Satwik Shiv, Nottingham Trent University

Mei Smith

"It is a great established company with a lovely director who is very engaging to interns. I will recommend for my fellow Bournemouth University students."

Mei Smith, Bournemouth University

Sam Galloway

"I definitely enjoyed my placement in Nepal and the process for applying was made very easy by the team at Placement Year International."

Sam Galloway, University of Glasgow

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